BUYER COMPETITION IS DRIVING THE SALES

With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on average, houses are receiving over four offers from buyers, and they’re selling…

It Is A Seller’s Market

Over the past year, homeowners have gained an extraordinary opportunity to win big by selling in today’s housing market. Homes are selling twice as fast now than they did last year with multiple offers, rising prices, and homeowners with the negotiation powers. If you are ready to sell, please reach out to a Martino Realty…

CLOSING

After completing all the crucial steps of purchasing a home, we are finally ready to close. Closing is referred to as signing the mortgage and deed documents. This is also when you get the property deed and the keys to the house and officially become a homeowner. The closing process, however, can be challenging and…

TITLE INSURANCE

Today, we are talking about title insurance. At this point, you have already signed a contract and a mortgage application. Now, it is time for the title search. Your attorney will reach out to a title insurance company to run a title search on the property. A title search checks all the public records for…

MORTGAGE APPLICATION

Applying for a mortgage application is the next step in purchasing your home. At this point, you already have a pre-qualification. If you feel comfortable with the bank or broker you pre-qualified from, I recommend returning to them. You probably feel comfortable with them and, at this point, have a little bit of history established.…